Welcome to Autofests, the following community guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a member.
Welcome New Members - Everyone has been new to a place at one point or another, therefore it’s important to make each member feel comfortable and welcome them to our community. Many of the older members are a wealth of knowledge and have a significant amount of information to share.
Please play nice - This is a community of many different types of people who all have the right to feel comfortable and may have different views and beliefs. So, be polite and respectful in your interaction with other members. Also be sure to treat our female members with respect, this needs to be specifically emphasized that any disrespectful actions will not be looked upon lightly and will result in a stern warning following a ban if behavior persists.
Feel free to post - We are all automotive enthusiasts at Autofests… Therefore the things you find interesting others members may find interesting as well, so feel free to post. Do not feel intimidated to contribute useful and interesting things.
Respect each other opinions - We encourage the exchange of information and opinions, disagreements are inevitable, however it is important to do it the right way. Respect should be given regardless of the disagreement. Name calling, insults, flaming, bashing, any attacks what so ever are not appropriate and will not be tolerated, bans will be given.
Absolutely no attacks - No matter the reason, harassment, bashing, name calling, flaming, attacks; absolutely any type of disrespect is not tolerated. We encourage discussions and inevitably there will be disagreements, however, by all means there should be no reason to attack or harass another member. BEFORE you post a message that is intended to embarrass, humiliate or harass another person or group of people, stop and THINK first! Harassing communications are considered to be those that may cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention or other discomfort. This includes posting of others private/personal information with the intent of harassing them. It will not be tolerated!
Keep it clean – When adding information on to Autofests, we emphasize the use of respectful and appropriate language. Absolutely no obscene or vulgar acts, language, images, will be tolerated. Thread titles, posts, pictures, videos, signatures that contain questionable material will not be tolerated and will be moved or deleted without notice, a warning thereafter will be issued.
Pictures or Videos - Before you upload or make a link to a picture or video on another website, make sure you have received the owner’s permission. Users will be held liable for any images or link that points to material that is unsuitable for our community.
Language - We are not striving for graduate level writing, but the ability to string a few words together to form a complete thought is definitely required. If you have a hard time typing out a full word without finding the need to abbreviate it with some cryptic form of internet variation, our other users will have a hard time understanding you. We encourage participation in the forum and as such, we encourage the use of proper spelling, grammar and cohesive thought.
We reserve the right – At Autofests, we reserves the right to remove any post that does not relate to the topic being discussed or is considered inappropriate on this site. We also reserve the right to prohibit or delete messages that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to other members. With that said, we do not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications that might violate our rules. Nor can we ensure prompt removal of offending message board posts. We also reserve the right to remove your membership should you violate its rules or should we deem necessary. Any decision to ban a member for abuse of any of these rules, or for whatever reason, will be made by the administrator team.